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   1998| January-February  | Volume 64 | Issue 1  
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A multicentric trial of loratadine and cetirizine in urticaria
Jayakar Thomas, RK Pandhi, Chetan Oberoi, Bandopad
January-February 1998, 64(1):12-16
Two hundred and ten patients with chronic urticaria were divided into two groups; one group was treated with Loratadine 10mg daily while the other with cetirizine 10mg daily. The total duration of treatment was four weeks. Pretreatment and post-treatment evaluations were made. It was noticed that loratadine was superior to cetirizine in terms of a rapid onset of actions, overall clinical efficacy and minimal side effects.
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Bowenoid papulosis turning to squamous cell carcinoma
S Criton, KP Aravindan
January-February 1998, 64(1):37-39
Bowenoid papulosis is clinically a benign appearing genital lesion that shows histologic features of squamous cell carcinoma-in-situ. Bowenoid papulosis of the scrotum turning to invasive squamous cell carcinoma is reported in an elderly male.
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Effect of minoxidil on hair transplantation in alopecia androgenetica
Gurinderjit Singh
January-February 1998, 64(1):23-24
Forty patients suffering from androgenetic alopecia were given 3 to 4 sittings of hair transplantation at an interval of 4 to 6 weeks each. Only patients of type III, type III(vertex) and type IV baldness were operated. Twenty patients, six of type III, six of type III(vertex) and eight of type IV baldness were advised to use minoxidil 2% locally at the recipient area in the dose of 1 ml applied twice daily. Twenty patients of similar types of baldness were advised to just shampoo their hair daily without using topical minoxidil. Percentage of response was compared between the two groups. Minoxidil did not play any role in the percentage of hair survival before and after transplantation in androgenetic alopecia. However in 60percent grafts of patients who had used topical minoxidil, there was no initial postoperative hair shedding.
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The efficacy of flutamide, an antiandrogen in idiopathic hirsutism
VK Somani, V Sucharita, VK Sharma, VNVL Sita, Razv
January-February 1998, 64(1):17-22
The efficacy of flutamide, an antiandrogen in idiopathic hirsutism was studied. The long term effects of. treatment with low doses of flutamide on clinical and hormonal parameters were investigated. Nine patients with idiopathic hirsutism were studied basally and during treatment with 125mg flutamide thrice daily for a period of 9 months. Safety parameters were assessed throughout the study. Hirsutism was graded by Ferriman and Gallwey score and hormones were evaluated basally and later quarterly. After three months of therapy, flutamide had caused a significant alleviation of hirsutism and this continued during the subsequent months. No clinical significant side effects were observed during the period of the study. Biochemical and hormonal parameters remained unchanged after 9 months of flutamide.
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Werner's Syndrome
S Pradeep Nair, M Vijayadharan, Avirup Gupta
January-February 1998, 64(1):31-33
A 41-year old unmarried man presented with erosions, ulcers and keratosis of tendoachilles. He was short statured and had features of premature aging, sclerosis of the skin of the limbs and hypogonadism. The head was small with a beak-like nose. Investigations revealed diabetes mellitus, generalised osteoporosis, calcification of blood vessel walls and microsplanchia of kidneys. All the features suggested a diagnosis of Werners's syndrome.
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in treatment of post herpetic neuralgia
A Mittal, BL Masuria, P Bajaj
January-February 1998, 64(1):45-47
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome-Current Status
Jayakar Thomas
January-February 1998, 64(1):6-11
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Lichen nitidus of palms and soles
Vijay Gandhi, Paschal D'Souza, Sumeet Gujral, Rama
January-February 1998, 64(1):34-36
Lichen nitidus occurs uncommonly on the palms and soles and has an unusual morphology at these sites. Two patients who presented with lesions on the palms and soles are reported. The first patient had rough papules with prominent keratotic plugs. In the second patient, the lesion was an irregular plaque with peripheral papules showing keratotic plugs. Both patients had typical lesions elsewhere on the body. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. Awareness of this variant will help in prompt recognition of the condition.
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Cutaneous cryptococcosis and molluscum contagiosum occurring in the same lesion in a patient with AIDS
DN Langewar, HJ Shroff, MA Kohli, SK Hira
January-February 1998, 64(1):25-28
Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are susceptible to a wide range of pathogens due to profound defect in cell-mediated immunity. The co-existence of different diseases within the same lesion is a feature of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We describe co-existent cutaneous cryptococcosis and molluscum contagiosum in the same lesion in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
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Koebner response in psoriasis
K Krishna
January-February 1998, 64(1):42-43
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Malignant acanthosis nigricans in a 2 year old child with Wilm's Tumour
Puneet Bhargava, Seema Bhargava, Deepak Mathur, Ag
January-February 1998, 64(1):29-30
Case report of a 2-year-old male child who developed acanthosis nigricans lesions of sudden onset and rapid spread is described. The child was diagnosed as having Wilm's tumour and the lesions of acanthosis nigricans subsided with resection of the tumour.
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Allergic reaction to phorate : an organophosphorus compound
Puneet Bhargava, CM Kuldeep, Jitendra Saraswat, Ma
January-February 1998, 64(1):43-4
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Photodynamic hyperpigmentation light- induced cumulative insult dermatitis - A new nomenclature

January-February 1998, 64(1):44-45
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Metastatic cutaneous adenocarcinoma
Nand Sharma
January-February 1998, 64(1):41-42
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Dracunculosis Medinensis (le)
RR Mittal, Seema Gupta
January-February 1998, 64(1):40-4
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